Byers faces hearing Monday

Byers faces hearing Monday
January 15, 2012, 7:46 pm
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Dane Byers, the Blue Jackets forward that knocked the Sharks Andrew Desjardins from Saturdays game in Columbus with a blindside hit to the head, will have a hearing with the NHL on Monday afternoon.

Thats according to Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson, who sent out the following tweet on Sunday.

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Scott Howson Dane Byers will have a telephone hearing with the NHL at 12:30 on Monday on his match penalty last night. I will also take part in the call.
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The incident occurred at 3:01 of the second period. Byers was issued a match penalty for intent to injure, while Desjardins did not return to the game.

Desjardins status for the Sharks game in Chicago on Sunday was unclear. He said he felt fine immediately after the Sharks 2-1 win at Nationwide Arena.

The guess here is Byers gets suspended for at least two or three games.